Your not-so-quiet night at the museum! Join the revelry every third Thursday of the month for live music, free programs, art activities and more…all just for adults!

January 18: We had such a fun time once before with Planet Comicon that we're partnering again! Your favorite cosplayers may be back, and we're bringing comic artists for the first time. Planet Comicon Kansas City lands on Bartle Hall February 16-18, 2018! Be sure to get your tickets soon and get pumped ahead of the convention at Third Thursday!

Are you a performer, vendor, organization or just inspired and interested in making Third Thursdays amazing? Please contact us with your vision for getting involved.

Superheroes Amongst Shuttlecocks

Bloch Lobby

Diles Mavis

The band mixes a set list of well-known cover tunes, combined with original songs, to keep the audience curious and loyal fans coming back for more. The group strives to deliver high-energy performances while sticking to their blues and funk origins. Be sure to catch Diles Mavis in action at our first Third Thursday of the year!

Bloch Lobby

DJ Joe and Ice Kole

DJ Joe is more than a DJ, more than a Drummer, more than just your average party starter. Experience the fun for yourself!

Bloch Lobby

96.5 The Buzz Prize Pack Giveaway

Some lucky Third Thursday visitor will win a prize package from 96.5 The Buzz that could include concert tickets, music downloads and swag.

To enter, fill out a Third Thursday MadLib card on the table across from the museum store. Add your name and number and we’ll text the winner at 8:30 pm (better respond quick before we move on to the next person!). Must be present to win.

Bloch Lobby

Drop-in Art Activity: Superhero Paper Masks

Every hero needs to protect their secret identity! Create the mask of your superhero dreams and see if people can guess who you are!

Bloch Building, Plaza Level

Community Spotlight: Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative creates a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.


Bloch Building, Plaza Level

Drink and Draw: Meet Comic Book Artists

Look on and chat with four comic book artists as they quick sketch throughout the evening:

Ande Parks

Megan Levens

Arie Monroe

Greg Smallwood

Bloch Building, Plaza Level

Community Build a Mystery Mosaic!

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City is bringing the Ultimate Indoor LEGO® Playground to the Nelson Atkin’s January 18th Third Thursday! Put your LEGO® building skills to the test, & help assemble the LEGO® Mystery Mosaic. Then, watch the hidden image gradually come together, piece-by-piece! Everyone is welcome to participate and help complete this limited-edition mystery build activity.

Bloch Lobby

Marvel v. DC: Puzzle Edition

This is a battle that has ranged on among fans for decades. We can’t solve it tonight but you can take your pick from two 1000-piece puzzles this evening. Jump in and help for a few minutes to all night if that’s your jam!

Bloch Lobby, Galleries

Gallery Moment: Collection Heroes

Draw connections through our collection as you hunt for heroes across space and time.

Bloch Lobby
Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Enjoy small plates, a full bar and an artful experience.

Shanghai in the Jazz Age

Run the World (Girls)